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Simply charming cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

charming cottage situated on a knoll, surrounded by acres of tranquil farmland, with woods and stream. East and west facing porches overlook uninterrupted pastoral views. The cottage has been recently renovated, whilst retaining its original character with wood floors throughout. Downstairs includes living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with queen size bed. Upstairs there are two delightful bedrooms under the eaves. One room has twin beds, the other a double.

This is an ideal situation where parents can relax and children are safe to explore.

Keywords: Rural cottage

More Details

Theresa Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Theresa Palmer

Owners Brian & Theresa Palmer designers from the UK. We moved to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains 10 years ago. Knoll cottage is situated across the field from our home and studio. We enjoy walking the hundred acres of pasture and woodland, and our guests are welcome to do the same. We often bike the New River Trail and are happy to let the guests have the use of four bicycles as well as canoe and kayak. We are keen gardeners and raise our own organic vegetables. Weekends are spent mainly outside enjoying the peace and beauty of the surrounding area.

Theresa Palmer purchased this cottage in 2006

What makes this cottage unique

The feedback from our visitors since we started renting the cottage has been most rewarding. It is our pleasure to see guests relaxing and enjoying this peaceful part of the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. So glad that we found you. The cottage is absolutely charming. Your special touches top it off. Thank you for everything.
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dugspur in Pine Creek

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
If extra space is required, owner's studio is available, weekends only at additional rate. dugspur Deli and Post Office are conveniently located approx. 2 miles


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Simply charming cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Hong Kong

Fabulous, relaxing time for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to Theresa's and Brian's cottage. Our stay of 1 week last year was just too short. So we had a 2 weeks stay this year which was perfect. Theresa & Brian are the best hosts and welcomed us with one of Theresa's yummy cakes! The cottage is charming, clean and comfortable. We all had a great time, especially our 2 boys (8 and 4 yo). Time just flew by with walks through the fields amoung the cows, picking blackberries, lazing on the hammock, playing with the dogs, Meg and Tini, and going down to the garden to pick green beans, tomatoes, squashes and potatoes for our meals and chasing the fireflies in the evenings. The neighbours are so nice and friendly. We were sad when it came time to leave and we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I was only sorry that we left for England so soon after you arrived. As you said in your review ,the neighbors are friendly. I knew that Farmer Gary and Victoria ,would see to it that all was well with your stay I do hope that you will be able to come back next year. Theresa
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Columbia, SC

Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a great place to get away from it all. Wonderful views and in close proximity to many outdoor activities. I especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch listening to the birds and the neighboring cattle. We loved getting to know Meg (Border Collie) and Martini(breed unknown). We would definitely recommend this cottage, especially for a couple. Hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and quaint!!

  • 5 of 5

My children and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Such a beautiful place and the property was amazing! We will certainly plan a future visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at the knoll cottage. Victoria was a delightful hostess. We woke to the birds chirping and cows mooing. All the kids loved taking trips on the canoe in the pond. At night we watched the fireflies. The beds were very comfortable as well. We would like to return one day.

The Jax family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet, countryside location.

  • 5 of 5

A very nice visit was had by all! Our hostess, Victoria was very sweet and extremely helpful and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always anxious to commit to renting the cottage in my absence. This year I am blessed with having Victoria ,a young graduate student , taking care of our property. She is as keen as I am to see that the cottage is in good order and that guests are made to feel welcome. She will be reassured with the good review.
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Roanoke, VA

Peace and serenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful, peaceful stay in this charming cottage. After a couple of days of relaxing and reading on the front porch as well as exploring the 100-acre farm, we felt refreshed -- and a bit depressed -- when it was time to go. Theresa and Brian were warm and welcoming, and we felt that we'd made new friends. Theresa brought us cake and urged us to help ourselves to lettuce from their garden. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dugspur, Virginia

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

50% deposit required at time of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.